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April 2018

La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture

April 11 - June 10
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
Gift of Leon and Michaela Constantiner 2010.429 Münchner Stadtmuseum, Sammlung Fotografie, Archiv Relang

La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture 1715-1965 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 120 pieces selected from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston include haute-couture gowns, paintings by Manet and Renoir, and photographs of singers and scholars of the 1920s. Open: 0-9:00-17:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays) Admission: Adults: ¥1400 (¥1200) College and High School: ¥900 (¥700) Junior High and Elementary School: ¥600 (¥400) Prices in () groups of 20 or more. Includes admission to the general…

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Cats in Art

April 21 - June 24
Hiroshima Museum of Art, 3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
TSUKIOKA YOSHITOSHI (1839-1892) Teasing the cat Woodblock print, from the series Fuzoku sanjuniso (Thirty-Two Aspects of Women)

Feline figures in art from Japan and around the world.

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Sluice Gate Opening at Nukui Dam

April 29 - May 31
Nukui Dam, 632-2 Kamitono Akiōta-chō, Yamagata-gun
Aki-ota, Hiroshima-ken 731-3664 Japan

Spectacular 30m/second discharge of water when the sluice gates are opened daily at the 156m high dam (the 2nd highest in Japan) during May to get ready for the increase in rainfall expected during the coming rainy season. https://www.instagram.com/p/BiVmSNPHn3v/ Weekdays 14:00-14:15 April 29, May 3-5, May 13, May 27 11:00-11:15 & 14:00-14:15

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May 2018

Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Chunichi Dragons

May 25
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Mantō Mitama Matsurii

May 26 - May 27
Gokoku-jinja Shrine, 2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
Free
Manto-mitama matsuri at Hiroshima Gokoku-jinja Shrine

Two days of events and commemorations at Hiroshima's shrine to the war dead, Gokuku-jinja, which is decorated with lanterns. Saturday, May 27 18:00 Manto-mitama ceremony in the main Shrine Hall 19:00 Around 100 women dressed as shrine maidens perform Enmusubi-no-miko-odori dances in the forecourt Followed by Miko-mai dance by full time shrine maidens Possibly other performances Lantern lit dances by the maidens for the day finale before things finish at 9pm For more on the Saturday night festivities, photos and…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Chunichi Dragons

May 26
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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Samurai Ninja Theatre

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Peace Cafe, 8-23 Hatchobori, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0012 Japan
¥2000
samurai ninja theatre hiroshima entertainment

Samurai show with music and dance featuring the Aki Hiroshima Bushotai loosely based on the powerful Mori family who once ruled Hiroshima and the most of western Japan. Ninjas and dancing shrine maidens too! Admission ¥2000 (includes 1 drink) Ticket Window & Doors Open 18:00 Performance Starts 18:30 Performance Ends 19:30 Take a photo taken with samurai and ninja after show! *Admission closes at 18:30.

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Tomo Bentenjima Fireworks Festival

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tomo-no-ura, Tomo, Tomo-cho
Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken 720-0201 Japan
Free

Tomo Bentenjima Fireworks Festival in the quaint port town of Tomo-no-ura  kicks off the summer's fireworks festivals in the Chugoku region. 90min of fireworks over the water silhouetting picturesque Benten Island.

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Chunichi Dragons

May 27
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
¥1700

Central League pro baseball action at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide. Read more posts related to the Hiroshima Carp.  

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English Kagura Experience

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
¥1000
Takiyasha-hime performed by the Tenjin kagura troupe

Kagura performances with English explanation, subtitles, Q&A and photo session at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum.

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Westworld Screening

May 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

Alternative Space Core, Motomachi Shopping Center, 19-2-448 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
¥100

Watch Westworld (with English subtitles) with with a bunch of other people at Alternative Space Core in the Motomachi Apartment conmplex.

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Seibu Lions

May 30
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Mid-season inter-league pro baseball action at the Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Nihonshu Sansan Downtown Sake Festival

May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alice Garden, 8 Shintenchi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

This sake festival organised by Yagenbori liquor store Yamatoya is one of our favorite events of the year. It is far more compact than the annual sake festival in Saijo, and the 30 or so boutique brewers bring nothing less than their top varieties, it is an excellent opportunity to try 100 or so of the best sakes in the country, poured by the people who take such care in making it. There is a really relaxed atmosphere, especially after…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Seibu Lions

May 31
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Mid-season inter-league pro baseball action at the Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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June 2018

Tree Frogs at Yoshimizu-en Garden

June 2
Yoshimizu-en Garden, Kake
Akiota-cho, Yamagata-gun Japan
¥200

The lovely Yoshimizu-en Garden in Aki-ota opens its gates to the public for two weekends during June to while the green tree frogs are hatching. This is your last chance to see the garden until November when it opens for autumn leaf viewing. From the Yoshimizu-en website Yoshimizu Garden is a natural habitat for the Moriao Tree Frog, which has the unique habit of laying its eggs in trees close to the water. In 1952, the garden was designated a prefectural…

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Modern Art Revisited

June 2 - July 26
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan

From Dalí and Warhol to Yayoi Kusama, 70 masterpieces of American, European, and Japanese modern art.

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Samurai Ninja Theatre

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Peace Cafe, 8-23 Hatchobori, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0012 Japan
¥2000
samurai ninja theatre hiroshima entertainment

Samurai show with music and dance featuring the Aki Hiroshima Bushotai loosely based on the powerful Mori family who once ruled Hiroshima and the most of western Japan. Ninjas and dancing shrine maidens too! Admission ¥2000 (includes 1 drink) Ticket Window & Doors Open 18:00 Performance Starts 18:30 Performance Ends 19:30 Take a photo taken with samurai and ninja after show! *Admission closes at 18:30.

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Tree Frogs at Yoshimizu-en Garden

June 3
Yoshimizu-en Garden, Kake
Akiota-cho, Yamagata-gun Japan
¥200

The lovely Yoshimizu-en Garden in Aki-ota opens its gates to the public for two weekends during June to while the green tree frogs are hatching. This is your last chance to see the garden until November when it opens for autumn leaf viewing. From the Yoshimizu-en website Yoshimizu Garden is a natural habitat for the Moriao Tree Frog, which has the unique habit of laying its eggs in trees close to the water. In 1952, the garden was designated a prefectural…

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Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park, 1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Free

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until June 24 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6554 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Hiroshima Minato Marché

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, happening 12 times

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

Open Space between East and West Terminal of Hiroshima Port, Hiroshima Port
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
hiroshima minato marche

Outdoor market in Ujina held every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Fresh local produce and food stalls.  

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Mibu-no-Hanadaue Traditional Rice Planting Ritual

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mibu, Kitahiroshima-cho
Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-1515 Japan
Free

Mibu-no-hanadaue is a revived rice planting ritual said to have roots in the middle ages that is renacted on the first Sunday of June every year. The event was designated as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage in 2003 and many people now make the trip to Chiyoda in Kita-hiroshima to view it. Bulls are led through the streets to Mibu Shrine where they are dressed with elaborately decorated saddles and colorful necklaces. They are then led to a field, and after…

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Nippon Ham Fighters

June 5
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Mid-season interleague pro baseball action at the Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

June 6 - June 9
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Mid-season interleague pro baseball action at the Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

June 7
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Mid-season interleague pro baseball action at the Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp vs Rakuten Eagles

June 8
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium, 2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan

Mid-season interleague pro baseball action at the Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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